Tire Evidence Solves a Murder

Justin Leonard and Chandler Eury

Background Info

tire tracks found next to a dead body - murder

police sent tracks to firestone tire company

in Largo Florida


police took photos of crime and sent them to pete mcdonald (a tire design engineer) who helped them identify the tire

police matched tires with local dealership

woman who bought tires lived with a man who was recently in jail for violent crime

Trial Info

talked to dealer who sold tires

dealer told suspect the tries had been recalled and traded them with new ones

police took old tires

tire evidence with other crime scene evidence


the evidence was enough to convict the man and send him to prison for murder